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Tire Log - New Green Building Material


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The Tire Log™ is a patented innovation made from waste tires with a unique and energy efficient approach to recycling tires. The Tire Log™ is may be used for a wide variety of possible applications that include: Levees, flood control, earthquake survivability, highway safety/sound barriers, as well as military applications as a barricade or bunker building material.

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Tire Log - New Green Building Material

  1. 1. P.O. Box 261 Great Valley, NY 14741 716-244-8084Home of the TIRE LOG™ 1
  2. 2. The Technology• Re-Tread Products, Inc. (RTP) has patented a product & method of manufacturing building materials from waste tires, called the Tire Log™.• RTP’s process offers an alternative to the grinding, burying or burning of waste tires. 2
  3. 3. Competitive Advantage: Technology IPThe Tire Log™ Solution• Our patented product is a tightly-wound helix of tire treads secured with evenly spaced hollow rivets, allowing for easy structure assembly 3
  4. 4. Our Unique Patented System:The Tire Log™ rivet design allows for easy stacking andmodular use. Rebar RivetsTire Log™ 4
  5. 5. Technology to Market• The net result is a building material with unique benefits, combining the desirable characteristics of tire materials with the structural integrity provided by RTP’s unique design. 5
  6. 6. A brief history of tire recycling 6
  7. 7. The USA generates over 300 million new waste tiresper year. That’s approximately one new waste tireper year for every man, woman, & child in the USA. 7
  8. 8. Current tire “recycling“; The GRIND, BURY & BURNsystem:Out of the 300 million new waste tires generated 228million were ground up in one form or another• 49 million ground for" crumb rubber” to produce various re-manufactured products• 46 million tires were buried as fill for various civil engineering projects• 133 million tires were burned as Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) 8
  9. 9. YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHINGDIFFERENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCEIn March of 2007 Re-Tread Products Inc. wasissued a US Patent on a environmentally friendlybuilding material the “TIRE LOG™”. 9
  10. 10. Re-Tread Products MissionRe-Tread Products Inc. mission is in compliance with New York’swaste tire management priorities as stated in the New York WasteTire Management and Recycling Act of 2003: “To upcycle waste tires into value-added products; and to beneficially use waste tires in an environmentally acceptable manner” 10
  11. 11. A look inside the TIRE LOG manufacturing process. The beauty of RTPmethod of recycling tires is it is: SIMPLE, EFFICIENT and EFFECTIVE. This photo is from The Buffalo News, July 5, 2006. It shows the TIRE LOGS™ being made (by UB engineering students), by helically winding tire treads around an inner core of tread material. This method of winding the tire strips into a variety of building products represents a formidable improvement in the recycling of waste tires. 11
  12. 12. Conventional tire recycling requires the storage andtransportation of whole tires that are “webbed”together for maximum load capacity. 12
  13. 13. Removing sidewalls and making tire strips:There is no need for the powerful machines used to grind tires, in that when thesidewall is cut off only the rubber portion of the tire is cut through and there isonly a single cross cut through the tread portion that contains the steel which 13makes tires so hard to grind up.
  14. 14. Tires are reduced to a fraction of their original bulk. The strips and sidewalls are stacked on to pallets that can be easily stored and transported. The tire strips are then used in the winding process that turns them in to TIRE LOGS™! 14
  15. 15. Helically Winding the TIRE LOG. 15
  16. 16. TIRE LOG™ Retaining Wall Demonstration 16
  17. 17. Geogrid “ties" wall into soil.
  18. 18. Installing siding & wood decking to wall 18
  19. 19. TIRE LOG™ Retaining WallDemonstration 19
  20. 20. Highway noise, visual & safety barriers 20
  21. 21. For use in place of sandbags for security/barricades & flood control 17 sandbags = 8’ Tire Log™ Rapidly deployed with minimum time and labor cost compared to the traditional sandbag and just as rapidly recovered for future use. Tire Logs™ can be stacked & stored for a wide assortment of recurring needs. 21
  24. 24. Erosion control 24
  25. 25. For use in place of sandbags 25
  26. 26. Hollow rivets provide a conduit through the TIRE LOG™ 26
  27. 27. Levee design conceptsDue to its “bend but does not break” characteristic, the Tire Log™ may be well suited for building applications that are prone to severe and unusual stresses/shock forces. 27
  28. 28. Check DamsThe Tire Log™ is being used as a Check Dam which is a vertical barrier acrossa ditch or swale to slow storm waters down and decrease erosion (a water speedbump) .
  29. 29. Check DamsCheck Dams disperse the waters destructive energy as it flows down hill. 29
  30. 30. Check DamsCheck Dams also decrease sedimentation reaching the streamsand lakes that the ditches empty in to. 30
  31. 31. Check DamsDitch Erosion Demonstration Felton Hill Rd., Ashford, NY
  32. 32. 2009 Flood Ashford, NY 32
  33. 33. Check DamsThe Tire Log™ is ideally suited for this application in that it isextremely durable yet is flexible enough to conform to the 33contour of the ditch.
  34. 34. Check Dams Steel rebar is pushed through grommets in the Tire Log™ to secure it in place. 34
  35. 35. Check Dams ¾” rebar stakes are easily pressed in the ground with the backhoe bucket. 35
  36. 36. Check Dams The ability to secure the Check Dam in place greatly reduces ditch maintenance cost when compared to using just stones that can get displaced during heavy storms. The Tire Logs™ and stakes can easily be removed for ditch maintenance and reused for other 36 projects.
  37. 37. Environmental Sustainability The control of accelerated erosion and its by-product, sedimentation, is critical to the vitality of land and water resources.The Tire Log™: Minimizes physical degradation of the environment . Made from upcylcled tires eliminating the use of extracted natural resources. Minimizes the amount of newly manufactured substances. Easy to install, with little or no maintenance. Simple to remove without significant disturbed soil restoration. Reusable. Significant cost saving. 37
  38. 38. TIRE LOG™ Mat 38
  39. 39. Tire Log™ mats can be used for a wide variety ofapplications: Heavy equipment platforms, logging roads, temporary stream bank protection, boat ramps, etc… 39
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  42. 42. Seawalls
  43. 43. The Onoville Marina is leased to Cattaraugus County by the Corps of Engineers and iscommitted to creating sustainable design and operations within the park.Park personal along with RTP consultants built a demonstration seawall along the marinasshoreline that has been previously subject to wave erosion.
  44. 44. ONOVILLE MARINA SEAWALLThe first course of logs was stakeddown using steel rebar stakes thatwere pushed into the ground throughgrommets in the Tire Log™ with thebucket of the backhoe to secure logsin place.
  45. 45. ONOVILLE MARINA SEAWALL The Tire Log’s™ flexibility and energy absorbing characteristics make it ideal for seawalls, and other similar shoreline applications that are subject to undermining by moving water, wave action and ice damage. These extreme environmental conditions can cause other conventional building materials to crack and buckle accelerating their decomposition and losing their structural integrity.
  47. 47. ONOVILLE MARINA SEAWALL After wall is completed fill is put back in place and wood framing is attached to top of the wall for preparation of pouring concrete slab. Concrete slab is poured over the fill and the top of seawall.
  48. 48. SEAWALLS The Tire Log™ is an environmentally friendly building material that is able to replace, and last much longer than chemically treated wood eliminating the use of toxic chemicals that may leach into the aquatic environment. The Tire Log™ is also an economic alternative to other conventional building materials such a concrete that require coffer dams to be erected before the pouring of the concrete in open waters.
  49. 49. SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS TIRE LOG™ Engineering Report Glynn Geotechnical Engineering Lockport, New York“The inherent characteristics of this unique buildingmaterial make it capable of withstanding deformations thatwould crack or break conventional building materials.Furthermore, the testing of individual units demonstratesthat after test loads are released the product is capable ofreturning to its original shape. Due to this “bend but doesnot break” characteristic of the Tire Log™ it may be wellsuited for building applications that are prone to severeand unusual stresses/shock forces such asexplosions, earthquakes, wave action, water and icepressures, flying debris and vehicle impacts.” - MarkGlynn, P.E. 49
  50. 50. MILITARY and POLICE Applications for the Tire Log™ RTP has tested the Tire Log™ for it’s ability to withstand explosions and gunfire that are commonly encountered by our military and police forces.
  51. 51. Tire Log™ Explosives Demonstration Ten 1¼” x 8” sticks(~5lbs) of 75% nitroglycerin dynamite were placed in a shaped charge to make an improvised explosive device (IED), also known as a roadside bomb.
  52. 52. Tire Log™ Explosives Demonstration The IED was then placed on top of four 8’ long Tire Logs™ that were lag bolted together with ½” x 12” long lag bolts approximately 20” apart. Typical cross section of Tire Log 8” H. x 14” W.
  53. 53. Before detonation :Note that the charge is placed between logs.
  54. 54. After detonation.
  55. 55. Tire Log™ Firearms Backstop Demonstration The Cattaraugus County Sheriffs’ Department has been using a Tire Log™ backstop to demonstrate the ability of the Tire Log™ to safely capture thousands of rounds of rifle, shotgun and pistol fire at its Firearms Training Range in Cattaraugus County, New York
  56. 56. Tire Log™ Firearms Backstop Demonstration According to the EPA there are approximately 9,000 outdoor small arms shooting ranges in the United States, excluding those located on military sites. Millions of pounds of lead are discharged annually at these ranges.
  57. 57. Tire Log™ Firearms Backstop Demonstration In the past, the common practice at ranges was to allow the spent ammunition to accumulate on site. Many range operators now recognize the risk posed to humans and the environment by the lead in spent ammunition and have implemented programs to manage and recycle lead shot and bullets.
  58. 58. The TIRE LOG™ is being considered for variousconstruction applications in areas that are prone toearthquake activity due to its “bend but won’t break” quality. 58
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  60. 60. QUESTIONS? 60